Seminars 2021-2022

National and Kapodristrian University of Athens

Department of Chemistry

Seminars 2021-2021



  • Friday November 11th, 10:00 a.m.
    «Nanomedicine applications: Synthesis, characterization and functionality of nanoparticles used in Covid-19 vaccines»
    Dr. Ermolaos Iatrou Professor, Department of Chemistry, NKUA

  • Friday November 11th, 10:00 a.m. (online)
    «Functional porous materials (aerogels) for drug delivery and metal ion sorption»
    Dr. József Kalmár Professor, Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, University of Debrecen, Hungary

  • Friday December 3rd, 10:00 a.m.
    «Molecular Simulations: A computational physical chemistry toolbox to predict, understand and rationally tailor the properties of molecular/ionic solvents and materials for sustainable chemical applications»
    Dr Ioannis Skarmoutsos Post Doctorate, Theoretical and Physical Chemistry Institute, NHRF

  • Friday December 17th, 10:00 a.m.
    «Materials Synthesis for Photovoltaic and Thermoelectric Applications»
    Dr. Andreas KaltzoglouAssociate Researcher, Theoretical and Physical Chemistry Institute, NHRF

  • Friday January 28th, 10:00 a.m.
    «Biosynthesis as a critical optimization tool for organic synthesis»
    Dr. Alexandros Zografos Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, AUTh



  • Friday March 4th, 10:00 a.m.
    «Synthesis of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients in Industrial Scale»Dr. Petros L. Gkizis
    Post Doctorate, Department of Chemistry, NKUA

  • Friday March 11th, 10:00 a.m.
    «Advanced technologies and novel tools for the assessment of food authenticity and safety»
    Dr. Marilena Dasenaki Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, NKUA

  • Friday April 1st, 10:00 a.m.  (online)
    «Organic matter, metal ions and their interactions in seawater»
    Dr. Marta Plavšić  Retired Senior Scientist, Division for Marine and Environmental Research (DMER), Ruđer Bošković Institute (RBI), Zagreb, Croatia

  • Friday April 8th, 10:00 a.m.
    «Αmbient mass spetrometry»
    Dr. Evagelos Gikas Professor, Department of Chemistry, NKUA
  • Friday April 15th, 10:00 a.m.
    «Biochemistry and chemical biology of the immune system»
    Dr. Efstratios Stratikos Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, NKUA

  • Friday May 6th, 4:00 p.m. (online)
    «Natural barriers of cancer immunity. Unmasking cancer through self-deception»
     Dr. Evangelos Giampazolias PostDoctoral Training Fellow, Francis Crick Institute, London, UK

  • Thursday May 12th, 4:30 p.m. (online)
    «Development of First-Row Transition Metal Catalysts for Nitrene Transfer Chemistry»
    Dr. Pericles Stavropoulos Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Missouri, USΑ

  • Friday May 20th, 10:00 a.m.
    «Progress in electronic-structure based computational methods: From small molecules to supermolecular systems»
    Dr. Demeter Tzeli Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, NKUA

  • Friday May 27th, 10:00 a.m.
    «Molecular Rapid Tests. Sociology and Architecture in the nanoworld»
    Dr. Theodore Christopoulos Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Patras

  • Friday June 3rd, Friday 10:00 a.m.
    «Neurodegenerative diseases as channelopathies»
     Dr. Evangelia Emmanouilidou  Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, NKUA


     Onsite: A2 Seminar Room, E Wing, 2nd floor, Department of Chemistry, Panepistimiopolis Zografou

Online via Webex platform:

Meeting number: 2732 931 3573,  Password: 2021

Seminar Time: Winter and Spring Semester: Friday at 10:00 a.m.

Seminars 2019-2020

National and Kapodristrian University of Athens

Department of Chemistry

Seminars 2019-2020


  • Thursday November 7th 2019 14:00
    Discovery and applications of cyclic peptides in drug design and agriculture
    Professor Prof. David Craik, University of Queensland, Australia
    (Organic Chemistry Laboratory Classroom)

  • Friday November 29th 15:00
    Designing Novel Carotenoids for Improved Antioxidant Activity and Conducting Organic Molecular Wires
    Professor Sangho KooDepartment of Chemistry; Department of Energy Science and Technology Myongji University, Yongin, Korea
  • Thursday January 16th, 11:00
    «Sandwiches, Hot-Dogs and Small Molecule Activation »
    Nikolaos Tsoureas Senior Research Assistant, University of Sussex.

  • Thursday February 13th, 11:00 (Canceled)
    «Discovery of novel sulfonamide-based 5-arylidenerhodanines as effective carbonic anhydrase (II) inhibitors: microwave-assisted and ultrasound-assisted one-pot four-component synthesis, molecular docking, and anti-CA II screening studies»
    Dr. Arif Mermer Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Istanbul University of Health Sciences

  • Thursday February 20th, 11:00
    «Quo Vadis Coatings»
    Dr. Evripidis Tsaousoglou, Technical Manager at Wilckens Paints Factory S.A.

  • Thursday February 27th, 11:00
    “Acrylamide formation in 3 potato cultivars fertilised under organic conditions and fried in extra virgin olive oil, soybean oil and corn oil. Correlation with macromolecular structure of starch. Glycaemic index estimation. Effect of SNRK1, GCN2 genes in acrylamide formation in Spunta και Lady Rosetta potato cultivars»
    Theodoros Varzakas, Professor, Science and Food Technology Department, University of Peloponnese

  • Thursday March 5th, 11:00
    Dr. Vassilis Mamalouka, Director at Environmental Protection Engineering S.A.

  • Thursday March 12th, 11:00 –> Postponed
    «Chemistry & the Pharmaceutical Industry»
    Dr. Spiros Papakostas, Director, Jerusalem Pharmaceuticals Group of Companies.

  • Thursday March 19th, 11:00 –> Postponed
    «Poisson Arrows, Explosives and Sweet Vitriol: From Tragedy to Therapy»
    Prof. Athanassios Giannis, PhD, MD. Professor, Institute for Organic Chemistry, University of Leipzig.

  • Thursday March 26th, 11:00 –> Postponed
    «Assessing Palaeoclimatic Archives via laser plasma Microspectrometry»
    Dimitrios Anglos, Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Crete and Researcher at Institute of Electronic Structure & Laser, FORTH

  • Thursday April 2nd, 11:00 –> Postponed
    Oreozili Sideratou, Director of Research, Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, NCSR “Demokritos”.

  • Thursday April 9th, 11:00 –> Postponed
    «Natural products as a source of inspiration for the development of new synthetic methodologies»
    Alexandros Zografos, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

  • Thursday April 30th, 11:00 –> Postponed
    “Organic Synthesis in Chemical Industry”
    Dr. Petros Gizis (probable), R&D representative of Pharmaten, Thessaloniki.

  • Thursday May 7th, 11:00 –> Postponed
    «Discovery of novel therapeutic targets for Parkinson’s Disease through the investigation of cellular mechanisms of secretion and degradation»
    Evangelia Emmanouilidou, Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

  • Thursday May 14th, 11:00 –> Postponed
    « Next Generation Organic Semiconductors for Organic Electronic Applications »
    Vasilis Gregoriou, Ph.D., Director and Chairman of the Board, National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF)

  • Thursday May 21st, 11:00 –> Postponed
    «Emerging Environmental Contaminants and Public Health: the Importance of the Exposome.»
    Vasilis Vasiliou, Ph.D. Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Epidemiology, Chair, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Yale School of Public Health / Yale School of Medicine

  • Thursday May 28th, 11:00 –> Postponed
    Giorgos Patrinos, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Pharmacy, University of Patras, Regular Member and National Representative, European Medicines Agency, CHMP-Pharmacogenomics Working Party, Amsterdam, Holland.


A2 Seminar Room, E Wing, 2nd floor, Chemistry Department, Panepistimiopolis

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